Water activity

Venice: Gondola Ride with Serenade

Venice: Gondola Ride with Serenade

From $45.29 per person

Explore Venice from the water on a gondola ride with a live music serenade. Sail under charming bridges and see the beautiful sights lining the city canals.

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Free cancellation
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Duration options: 30 minutes
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English, Italian, French
Optional audio guide
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Russian
Private or small groups available
  • Enjoy an gondola ride with live music through the Venice canals
  • Let musicians serenade you with traditional Italian songs
  • Cruise through charming canals and under picturesque bridges
  • Marvel at famous buildings from a unique, water-side perspective
Full description
Take a traditional gondola ride through Venice’s iconic canals while enjoying a live music serenade with traditional Italian songs. Pass under picturesque bridges and admire some of the city’s top sights from the water. Sit back, relax, and watch as the wonderful Byzantine buildings go by. Glide under the countless bridges and hear the soft sounds of the water against the crumbling walls of the palazzi. Cruise down the charming canals and marvel at the majestic bridges that you glide under. Experience how Venetians moved from one district to another in the past. Let the musicians onboard enchant you with a collection of lively and romantic songs that will set the mood and enhance this quintessential Venetian experience.
  • Host or greeter
  • Transport for activity duration: Gondola
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    Gondola Stop located In Santa Maria Del Giglio Square

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Baby strollers
    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • In case of adverse weather or a change in tidal conditions, the length or route of the tour is subject to change
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    3.8 / 5

    based on 338 reviews

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    There was a review that I could not hear it, but it does not happen because it runs through a narrow waterway in the first place, so even a distant ship can be heard enough. Perhaps because there were many Japanese people, I sang even Japanese songs (and medley) and enjoyed it very much.

    20 February 2020

    Absolutely fabulous experience, I booked the serenade for my daughters 30th birthday, at first I thought it seemed an expensive luxury and wasn't sure whether it would be worth the expense but my goodness it was worth every single penny. You really have to be there to fully appreciate how fab it really is, not a dry eye on the water, shivers ran down my spine with emotion. Thank you

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    3 November 2019

    Great tourist attraction

    It is well worth doing a gondola ride in Venice, even more so to book in advance. The only advice I would provide to future customers is avoid the last or second to last showing (even if sunset is an option) and look at the immediate area surrounding the start point. This will likely be the end point and 30 mins going round ‘the block’. It is a wonderful way to see Venice, but ensure that you can see what you want to see by carefully picking the meeting point.

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    26 August 2018

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    Product ID: 27010

    VA ID: 397235